Healthy Environment, Healthy Community, Healthy Business

Environment Protection Authority

Environmental Issues

Managing radiation in NSW

Radiation safety officers and radiation safety committees

The Radiation Control Regulation 2013external linkprovides for the appointment of radiation safety officers (RSOs) and radiation safety committees (RSCs) in workplaces where ionising radiation apparatus or radioactive substances are used.

The function of an RSO or RSC is to advise and assist an employer or organisation to fulfil their obligations under the Radiation Control Act 1990 and the Regulation to protect employees, members of the public and the environment from the harmful effects of radiation.

The Environment Protection Authority has published Recommendations for Radiation Safety Officers and Radiation Safety Committees (143KB), a non-mandatory guideline for employers who currently employ an RSO or are considering doing so.

 

 

 

 

Page last updated: 08 July 2013